October 28, 2010

News from the Home Front: 10/28/2010

Military advocates don't want judges making Pentagon rules - Pro-military advocates are warning against the dangers of letting federal district court judges start making significant Pentagon policy, saying it would essentially turn the military over to a network of political appointees who could be swayed by various pressure groups. (READ MORE)

Chairman Notes Persistent Conflict’s Long-term Impact - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today offered a warning of what to expect for veterans, the military services and the nation after a decade of war. (READ MORE)

New Bin Laden Tape Threatens France - Osama bin Laden warned France in an audiotape broadcast by Al Jazeera television on Wednesday that it would face killings and kidnappings if it did not withdraw troops from Afghanistan. (READ MORE)

France threatened in alleged Bin Laden tape - A man purporting to be Osama Bin Laden warned France to get its troops out of Afghanistan and not to oppress Muslims at home in a tape broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network Wednesday. (READ MORE)

Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot - Federal law enforcement authorities arrested a Northern Virginia man Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to carry out terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system. (READ MORE)

Man charged in bomb plot on US capital’s subway - A Pakistani-born man was arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to help people he believed were al-Qaeda operatives in planning to bomb subway stations around the US capital, the FBI said. (READ MORE)

Bin Laden Warns France Over Afghan War, Veil Ban - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens in a new audio tape to kill French citizens to avenge their country's support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a new law that will ban face-covering Muslim veils. (READ MORE)

More troops' concussions diagnosed under new rules - Military doctors are diagnosing hundreds of concussions among combat troops because of an unprecedented order requiring them to leave the battlefield for 24 hours after being exposed to a blast. (READ MORE)

Bulgaria vows to stay in Afghanistan 'until the end' - Bulgaria will be setting no deadline for withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, according to Bulgarian Defense Minister Anyu Angelov, Sofia News Agency’s website Novinite reported Tuesday. (READ MORE)

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